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C LIT 240 L: Writing In Comparative Literature

Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 3:30pm - 4:20pm
PCAR 297
Sima Daad

Additional Details:

In this writing course we compare and contrast various representations of the foreign or alien in a cross-cultural selection of literary texts and films. Clearly, the foreign does not imply otherness or exclusion just at a legal/territorial level, so we will be interested in exploring this theme in other domains as well. The selected texts will provide rich examples for re-thinking this status from various perspectives. In particular, we will push the concept farther by examining this theme in the context of moral, philosophical, cultural and socio-political conflicts. Among other questions we will ask what it means to be a foreigner. In what ways and to what effect(s) is the foreigner identified/presented? What are the challenges and the contexts? How does the experience shape the self- other relationship?

Catalog Description: 
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements Met: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am